22 C
Saturday, April 17, 2021

    ‘Kagoj Amra Dekhabona’: 14 Artistes From Bengal Speak Out Against CAA, NRC, NPR

    The video, 'Kagoj Amra Dekhabo Na', has been spread widely on social media

    As many as fourteen artistes from West Bengal have brought out a Bangla version of screenwriter-lyricist Varun Grover’s popular protest poem Hum Kaagaz Nahin Dikhayenge (We Will Not Show Our Papers)  to mark their opposition to the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR).

    In the video, titled Kagoj Amra Dekhabo Na, renowned film personalities such as Konkana Sen Sharma, Sabyasachi Chakrabarty, Swastika Mukherjee, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Chitrangada Satarupa and Tillotama Shome, child rights activist Nandana Sen, Dalit writer Manoranjan Byapari, popular singer Rupam Islam, fashion designer Ayushman Mitra among others join the chorus against CAA and NRC.

    Grover had first tweeted a short video of himself reciting the poem ‘Kagaz Nahi Dikhayenge‘ on December 21st, 2019. In the video, he mentioned that the poem was not copyrighted, and anybody was free “to use, adapt, sing and modify” it. Grover wrote that it was “inspired by the spirit of every protestor and India-lover. With hat-tips to Rahat Indori Saab and the Bangla slogans.”

    This protest video comes days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited West Bengal, where he met Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, followed by a visit to Belur Math, on the occasion of Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary.

    Banerjee told reporters that said she asked Modi to rethink the CAA, NRC and the NPR as West Bengal is “unhappy” about it.

    Photo credit: Screengrab from video tweeted by @aviksahaindia


    Follow TIME8.IN on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK and on YOUTUBE to stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time

    First published


    ‘Bohag Bihu’ 2021: April 15 declared as closed holiday for Central Govt Employees in Assam

    Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committee held a meeting earlier on December 9, 2020, and decided to remove ‘Bohag Bihu’ from the list of holidays for the year 2021

    No ‘Bohag Bihu’ holiday for Central Govt employees: Assam Witnesses Protest

    Central government offices in Assam will not get Bohag Bihu holidays this year and will have to apply for a restricted holiday during the Assamese New Year festival

    Breaking | ECI orders fresh polls in 4 polling stations in Assam

    Fresh polls at four polling stations will be held on April 20, 2021 from 7 am to 6 pm

    In Assam, a ‘mini-NRC’ for Muslims is on cards

    While the Muslims constitute 34.22% of Assam’s total population, indigenous Muslim population was estimated to be around 40 lakh

    BREAKING: ULFA (I) warns of ‘Action’ against Tata’s Amalgamated Plantation in Assam

    The outfit said that the company's head office was outside Assam where no indigenous personnel from Assam were in employment

    ‘Ghost’ inside Assam’s Strong Room? CCTV captured ‘Unusual’ activity

    A team of election officials immediately reached the spot and found that there was a shadow-like object seen moving inside the strong room

    EXCLUSIVE: “Merely Causing Civil Disturbance Without Intention To Commit ‘Terrorist Act’ Will Not Be UAPA Offence”: GHC Upholds Akhil Gogoi’s Bail

    The UAPA Act primarily deals with activities directed against the integrity and sovereignty of India